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Exhibition - David Bailey's East End

World famous fashion photographer David Bailey is returning to his roots in the East End of London to showcase a range of his work spanning the last 50 years. The photographs, a personal collection and many previously unseen, document the changing physical and social landscape of the East End. The exhibition focuses on three periods, the 1960s, 1980s and recent years, capturing the people and the streetscapes of the ever evolving area. 

The Rio Club 1968 © David Bailey

Bailey, a working class lad from Leytonstone (East London) captured the ‘Swinging London’ of the 60s through his lens and created some of the most iconic images of the time. Not only a fashion photographer, Bailey has also been responsible for record album sleeve art for The Rolling Stones and Marianne Faithfull. A legend of our times, Bailey's work continues to inspire and influence.

David Bailey's East End opens this Friday the 6th July and runs until 5th August 2012. For more information on the exhibition including opening times and tickets, visit the Create London site HERE

The East End Film Festival - Amy Winehouse

The East End Film Festival (EEFF) opens on the 3rd July with a tribute to unique musical talent, Amy Winehouse. EEFF is held in London’s East End and attracts an audience of around 30,000 people annually, making it one of the UK’s largest film festivals. The rich and diverse programme aims to discover, support and exhibit pioneering work by local and independent film makers.

The Amy Winehouse film ‘The Day She Came to Dingle’ combines never- before- seen concert and archive footage, offering a glimpse into the world of a true musical icon. The film explores her deep affection for jazz, soul and gospel and contains footage of arguably one of her best ever performances. The performance was recorded back in 2006 in an atmospheric church in the small Irish fishing village of Dingle shortly before she gained international fame.The screening will take place in beautiful, gothic Hawksmoor Church of St. Anne’s in Limehouse, and will be supported by an evening of live music, cocktails and an after party.